I spent yesterday morning at Enchanted Rock about 20 miles outside Fredericksburg. The weather wasn’t optimal for shooting images of the rock, a huge pink granite batholith, but the soft light was ideal for capturing the wildflowers around it. After our 18 month drought, we’ve had a ridiculous amount of rain over the autumn and winter so the flowers are fabulous this year.
Wildflower season in the Texas Hill Country is always ushered in by the famous bluebonnets (Lupinus texensis). These flowers carpet the roadsides (after having been sown there) and cover meadows (naturally). They last about 2 to 3 weeks and I reckon next weekend will be the peak. Following them, we get a dizzying array of other red, yellow and orange blooms through until the beginning of May when the heat starts and everything shrivels up again until October or so.
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